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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Title: Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Publisher: Warner
Where to buy: Barnes & Noble, Amazon
Pages: 210
Stars: 5 +

Summary: Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you? 

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying of ALS - or motor neurone disease - Mitch visited Morrie in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final 'class': lessons in how to live.

Honestly this book is absolutely amazing. I read it late last year... I guess it was almost a year ago now. I am going to read it again soon. I am one of those people who really doesn't like re-reading books because my TBR pile is so big it honestly has no end. But this is by far one of those books that I can see myself reading over and over again and always taking something new from. I had to stop reading it at the point when it got close to when Morrie was going to die because that was close to the year anniversary of when my friend was murdered and that was difficult for me. At the same time this book actually helped me a lot with getting through it once I was able to read it again. I honestly wish I had read this earlier. I feel like this book would have helped me a lot in life. This should be on one of the required to read lists and it is one of those books that you absolutely just feel the need to devour. It is so good and pulls at every bit of your heart. Right now just thinking of the book I am considering going home and starting the book again. I completely stand behind this book. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I absolutely 100% would. I recommend this to everyone. Not just those that have experienced loss may it be new or old. I recommend it to everyone. It really provides a fresh prospective on life itself and how you view everyone you have come across. But putting aside the bits about how heart warming the story is and how it may have changed my view on life the one downside is that the author himself or maybe the way it was republished if there were changes was poorly written. I honestly would have loved to have had the honor of meeting Morrie because people like Morrie are what make me so proud to be who I am. Me, myself in the truest way. The only way I know how. Loud and proud without regret and completely open and without apologies. 

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